WWE released Steve Cutler from his contract after he got huge heat with Vince McMahon. This came after he contracted COVID-19, but the company didn’t admit that was the reason.
Prior to his release, Cutler was teamed up with Wesley Blake once again and they were King Corbin’s Knights of the Lone Wolf. That angle went away when Cutler had to take a couple of weeks off due to testing positive for COVID-19.
While speaking to Fightful, Steve Cutler said that Mark Carrano told him that creative had nothing for him. He knew that was a lie because he was just told that his name came up in a creative meeting. The fact is that he got fired for COVID-19 the way he sees it.
A phone call was just more upsetting because just to say creative had nothing for us was kind of, ‘No, I got fired because I had heat for COVID.’ I know people will say, ‘Well, that’s your own fault.’ Yeah, maybe it is. But, at the same time I took my own precautions. I live in the state of Florida. It’s an open state of policies on anything COVID related. I wear my mask when I’m out. I do what I’m supposed to. But, then when I’m around friends who I know are tested, I try to take care of that myself and surround myself who I know that we’re good with and if it happens like we did, I got tested. It was just being told creative had nothing for us and I called B.S. right away on that. I let him have his piece. I was like, ‘Well, if creative has nothing for us, why do we have merchandise? Why are we being told we’re going to be in this storyline?’ I was like, ‘I was told our storyline with the Mysterios was scrapped because when they contracted COVID, that took us off of TV and scrapped that story for a little bit. Then they tried to go back to it and then Murphy got COVID.’ It just kept building up, building up.
WWE couldn’t admit that they released someone for catching a highly contagious virus. They’d have to do the same for anyone else who caught it after that. We’ll have to see what’s next for Steve Cutler outside of WWE, but he was pretty shocked by his release.